ERIC Number: ED242875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
Research and Industrial Education Searching for Direction.
DeVore, Paul W.
Industrial education has reached the stage of evolution where a major transition is required if it is to continue as a viable field of education and contribute to the solution of some of society's significant and critical problems. If industrial arts practitioners are to guide their field through an orderly transformation, they must follow a different research agenda than the time-honored, traditional one. An examination of existing research dealing with industrial education reveals that it focuses primarily on how to teach rather than on what to teach. The research agenda for industrial education should be derived from problems grounded in two disciplines, technology and pedagogy. Included among the research problems that would be natural in this new agenda are questions related to work and its meaning, public policy concerning the adoption and use of new technologies, and the use and means of technical systems. (MN)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Industrial Education, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Research Design, Research Needs, Research Problems, School Role, State of the Art Reviews, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper Presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 4, 1983).